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PDP chairmanship: Babangida drums up support for Gbenga Daniel

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida  has thrown his weight behind chairmanship bid of a former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel. Daniel who is aspiring to become the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got the endorsement when he took his campaign to Babangida who is ...

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We’ve plan to bring Allison-Madueke home for trial – FG

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, says Nigeria has no immediate plan to bring back home former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Deziani Allison-Madueke, to face trial. Allison-Madueke, who is being investigated in the UK, had earlier urged the Federal Government to bring her back to ...

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FG doles out N43.92b to farmers to boost agriculture, says CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has so far disbursed N43.92 billion to local farmers through the Anchor Borrowers Programme, an agricultural intervention programme of CBN. Acting Director of Corporate Communication of CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor, disclosed this at CBN Special Day at the 12th Abuja International Trade ...

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TCN says 105,535.8 mw of electricity transmitted in September

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has stated that it wheeled out 105,535.8 megawatts of electricity to the various distribution companies in September adding that this marks an increase of 10,577.1 megawatts over 94,958.7 megawatts wheeled out in August. The daily statistics of TCN operations obtained by NAIJAOXYGEN from the Nigerian ...

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Senate begins probe into allegation of insubordination against NNPC GMD

The Senate has commenced investigation into the allegation of gross insubordination leveled against the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Maikanti Baru by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Mr Ibe Kachikwu. This was sequel to a motion on “Allegations of Corruption against NNPC ...

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Youths protest in Super Eagles, Zambia World Cup qualifier venue

Some youths of host communities where the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium is sited in Uyo have staged a protest over what they called “an age-long neglect’’ by the Akwa Ibom State Government. The protest, which took place on Wednesday, is coming about three days to the crucial FIFA 2018 World ...

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We are waiting for Court of Appeal’s verdict on Melaye’s recall, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it would await the Court of Appeal’s decision on latest suit over Sen. Dino Melaye’s recall before taking further steps on it. The commission disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday night in Abuja by Mr Solomon Soyebi, a National Commissioner ...

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Yahoo says 3billion accounts compromised in 2013 hack

An estimated three billion Yahoo accounts were compromised during a data breach in 2013, the company said on Wednesday. The figure tripled the number revealed by the company in 2016. The revised figure was issued after Yahoo admitted in December that over 1 billion users’ data, including names, email addresses, ...

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Eagles going for outright win over Zambia, says spokesman

The Super Eagles team spokesman, Toyin Ibitoye has debunked the news that the team would be satisfied with a draw against Zambia, saying instead that the team would be going for an outright win. Ibitoye told newsmen in Lagos that the team would be aiming at defeating the Chipolopolo of ...

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Army set to conduct ‘Operation Crocodile Smile II’ in Edo, Delta, Ondo

The 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin said it had concluded plans to conduct a training code named, “Crocodile Smile II’’ in Edo and Delta and Ondo states. A statement by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Captain Mohammed Maidawa in Benin on Tuesday said the exercise was in line with ...

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